Do legislative assemblies protect religious liberty? They should, but they do not always succeed, particularly when a country emerges from a non-democratic past.
In a pastoral letter, Mgr. Vives calls for Roman Catholics to denounce the “hidden” persecution against Christians, and defend religious freedom for all faiths.
The Observatory of Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe details incidents in several countries, including UK, Italy, Germany and Poland.
Repressing movements labeled as “cults,” including through a misuse of taxes, and denying tax justice also happens in Italy. But more remedies exist there.
A court ordered its destruction in the name of French laïcité. Local authorities found a solution. An emblematic story.
Vatican-connected Aid to Church in Need collected 12,000 signatures to support the refugee.
Protestants and Roman Catholics are protesting a new law that would compel all religious bodies to translate into Danish and publish in advance their sermons.
After Australia, for the first time a U.S. state introduces a bill that would force priests to report information on child abuse obtained in the confessional.
Loi française sur les « principes républicains » : et si elle favorisait une plus grande liberté de religion ?
Un nouveau « livre blanc » de Frédéric-Jérôme Pansier, Willy Fautré et Massimo Introvigne, recommande de profiter de la loi pour moderniser la définition française de la religion.